"House of Cards", a political drama series from 2013. For the original TV series from 1990, use [house-of-cards-uk].

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Are Frank and Claire modeled after Bill and Hillary Clinton?

There are just too many similarities between Frank and Claire Underwood vs. Bill and Hillary Clinton: Both couples are both political animals Both Claire and Hillary are the US "ambassadors" oversea,...
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What are the reasons for president Walker's decision?

Im not well-versed in political affairs (I like House of Cards because of other aspects). So I didn't understand very well why president Walker had to resign. Can anyone explain this to me in "dummy ...
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Did Frank Underwood mean for the bill to fail?

In "House of Cards", Frank Underwood wants some energy bill to pass, but his wife is pressured by SandCorp into undermining him and getting two representatives to vote against the bill, which is a ...
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Why was this character not wearing a bullet proof vest in House of Cards Season 4?

From what I saw, Meechum is shot somewhere around the torso in House of Cards S04E04 (I think from the same bullet that grazed Underwood's torso). Doesn't the President's security detail wear ...
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On what basis was Milkin's transfer possible?

In the 4th episode of the 4th season of House of Cards Donald Blythe follows Claire's advice and decides to send Igor Milkin (at the time on a plane circling over the North Sea) to China. What makes ...
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Why are Remy Danton and Jackie Sharp keeping their relationship a secret?

In House of Cards Remy Danton and Jackie sharp are in a secret relationship and Why do they need to keep this a secret?
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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Who is “we” in Franks' monologue?

Episode 10 of the 4th season of House of Cards contains a fantastic scene of Frank intimidating Catherine Durant. When referring to himself Frank initially uses first person singular: But of ...
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Why did Remy demand the speeding ticket?

In one of the later episodes of House Of Cards Season 3, Remy got pulled over by a police officer for speeding, and when asked for his ID he says he forgot it in his office. Things get intense ...
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What made Francis urinate on his father's grave?

In the beginning of the first episode of the third season of House of Cards, Frank asks to be left alone, then seen urinating on his father's grave after saying: I'll tell you this though, Pop. ...
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Civil war soldier appearing in Frank Underwood's hallucination

I am watching the 4th season of House Of Cards. When Frank Underwood was shot, and placed in an induced coma, he was hallucinating about a civil war soldier. Who was that soldier and why did he appear?...
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What did Frank and Claire realize after watching Governor Conway's video?

At the end of Season 4, Episode 7 of House of Cards (Chapter 46), we see Claire lying in her White House bedroom late at night talking on the phone with her husband, who is also lying in his bedroom ...
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What was the reason for Freddy's outburst?

In House of Cards, Season 4, Episode 11, when Freddy mentions to Frank that he'll be leaving his job at the White House, he follows it up with an outburst at Frank's mention of one last plate of ribs ...
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Did 9/11 occur in the House of Cards universe?

Season 4 of House of Cards features the terrorist organisation 'ICO' (Islamic Caliphate Organisation - essentially ISIS). Season 4 spoiler: My question is - do the events of House of Cards take ...
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What was the reason for Doug Stamper's final decision about Rachel? [duplicate]

Why did Doug Stamper finally decide to kill Rachel in season 3 of House of Cards?
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Why do they refer to Palestine as a country?

In the "Jordan Valley" episodes of House of Cards, the characters routinely refer to "Palestine" as if it were an actual country. I have never seen real American politicians do that. Is the in-show ...
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Whatever happened to CWI?

Season 4, like Season 3 of House of Cards, has no mention of Claire's non-profit CWI. Neither has it ever been mentioned whether the organization was dissolved, sold off or changed hands. Was there ...
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What is the symbolism behind the young people making out in the cemetery?

The Netflix show House of Cards is replete with symbolism throughout. While some symbolic events are more obvious (Claire observing an older woman similar to a colleague she fired struggling at a cafe ...
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What is the history between Doug and Rachel?

I guess I missed the back story on Doug and Rachel in House of Cards. Why is he so involved with helping her?
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President exits under a canopy, The West Wing, House of Cards?

I remember from a couple of episodes of The West Wing that the President always used to enter or exit a building under a covered canopy or tent. In House of Cards, S4E4, as the president is seen ...
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Lessons from 'House of Cards' [closed]

What should a normal person or a politician(of any country) should learn(good or bad) from different characters of house of cards ?
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What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in S1E13?

What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in House of Cards S1E13? Is it to hurt the public support for Tusk when he is announced as VP?
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Another copy of Dr. Marbury's journal

In House of Cards we have first Seth Grayson use Dr. Marbury's hand-written notes to blackmail Claire and get a work position with her and Frank. He promises that there are no copies of those notes. ...
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Do shows like “House of Cards” need political clearance before their release?

Watching House of Cards I wonder: do shows which have such a serious political outline - fictional or not - need some sort of clearance before their release? Or are they always considered harmless ...
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Season 2: What is so important about the bridge?

I'm just about the second season of house of cards and I'm asking myself: What is so important about that bridge Feng wants to be build? He has already so much money and it seems not to be worth for ...
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Identifying House of Cards minor character

I was watching the latest season of House of Cards, and the actor that plays Jackie Sharp's new fiancée - the cardiologist - seems familiar to me, but I can't remember his name. He appeared in at ...
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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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Does Claire Underwood want to be president

During the campaign for Frank's presidency in House of Cards, it always looked like people were more connected to Claire than Frank. We also heard Frank saying "You are right, this office has only one ...
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Question about Rachel Posner and Doug Stamper

Why did Doug Stamper murder Rachel Posner? And why was Frank Underwood pleased with this? What did she know about Frank?
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Why would Claire Underwood leave Frank?

At the end of the third season of House of Cards, Claire Underwood announces that she is leaving Frank, ostensibly because she can no longer stand his condescending and abusive behavior. But I ...
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Why is Frank shooting against Jackie in the election debate?

In House of Cards, S03E11, Frank attacks Jackie (that her step-children go to private school). This seems to be without any logical reason. Jackie has proven herself to be loyal as she was attacking ...
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House of Cards season 3 release policy

Are all of the episodes for a season of "House of Cards" released on the same date, i.e., Feb 27th, 2015 for season 3? If not, how many episodes of the season have been released already? Were the ...
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Why is Claire at Clean Water Initiative?

In House of Cards, Rep. Francis Underwood's wife Claire is the director of the non-profit organization Clean Water Initiative. It seems to be a small potatoes operation with an annual budget around $...
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Which video game do Underwood and Yates play in chapter 33?

In House of Cards chapter 33 (episode 7 of season 3), there is a scene where writer Tom Yates seems to introduce a new video game to Frank Underwood. This is not Monument Valley (that appears in a ...
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What happened to President Walker's immunity?

When Claire was talking to the woman during the campaign, we heard that the woman said, "like when he pardoned Walker and the other guy, the rich one" I understand why he pardoned Tusk, but why would ...
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What is the main promotional image of House of Cards trying to portray?

The main promotional image of Netflix's House of Cards shows Kevin Spacy's character of Frank Underwood sitting in place of Lincoln on the Lincoln Monument against a silvery background: What kind ...
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Wouldn’t Underwood’s plan for Sharp in season 3 of House of Cards be obvious?

In episode 11 of season 3 of House of Cards, would it not have been obvious that Sharp was “in concert” with Underwood if she had announced her support for him, as planned, rather than for Dunbar, ...
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Doug Stamper / Frank Underwood backstory — why is he so loyal?

(Possible spoilers) Doug Stamper appears to be possibly the only loyal character in the world of House of Cards. Without saying too much, even when Stamper appears to be siding with other ...
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What is Stamper negotiating for in his salary?

In episode 3x05 of House of Cards, Stamper is negotiating his salary with Dunbar. His final negotiation is for "One point on the ad buy(?)" He accepts "No points. But I'll do a hundred thousand win ...
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What does the Flag symbolize?

The logo for Netflix's House of Cards shows an upside-down & mirrored American Flag with 0 stars on it. What does this logo represent in terms of the show? Is it meant to be symbolism with the ...
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How did John Pasternak know of Claire's fondness for tulips?

Please correct me if I've erred, but I believe that John Pasternak sent the bouquet of tulips in Season 3, Episode 6, Claire Underwood, who herself asks the same question as that in the question title ...
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What is the significance of the game “Monument Valley” to House of Cards plot

I don't understand how the game "Monument Valley" played a role in Frank's plan putting a "philosophy" behind his AmWorks program. When he started typing on the keyboard and showing the screen to his ...
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What happened to Hector Mendoza in House of Cards?

In Season 3 Episode 8 of House of Cards, during Frank's "breaking the fourth wall" instance, he said: What does that mean?
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Does time stop when the fourth wall is broken?

Throughout the first, second, and newly third season of House of Cards, produced under Netflix, protagonist Francis Underwood often "breaks the fourth wall" and speaks directly to the audience rather ...
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House of Cards American flag [duplicate]

Why is the American flag featured upside down and mirrored with no stars on the logo for the Netflix series House of Cards?
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What is the name of the Russian song in the season 3 episode 3?

What is the name of the name of the Russian song the Russian president sang after the dinner in White House? What was the context and significance of the song?
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How much time has passed in House of Cards?

The beginning of House of Cards starts with the inauguration of the President. How much time do each of the seasons cover? Spoiler'ing season 3 if included would be nice, though I'm currently curious ...
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About Zoe Barnes in the second season of House of Cards

All of us were frightened about the final destiny of Zoe in the second season of House of Cards. But after the scene I was wondering... how could Frank escape from the crime scene without any ...
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Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?

What are or what could be reasons that Jackie as the new majority whip is against Claire's sexual abuse bill? edit: First time, it is directly revealedto to the viewer that Jackie is against it is in ...
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In what year is House of Cards set?

The first season of House of Cards starts with the inauguration of Garrett Walker as 45th President. If the show is true to reality, that would make Walker the successor of Barack Obama, and have him ...